Innis & Gunn Oloroso Cask

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Oloroso Cask bottles come in their own box.

I decided it was definitely time to post something about a new beer I’ve found. I discovered Innis & Gunn Oloroso Cask on the shelf of my local LCBO today. Oloroso (translating to sweet-smelling) casks are used to age Spanish oloroso sherry. These casks are often also used to age Scotch. Innis & Gunn Oloroso Cask is aged 60 days and is “limited edition”  “from a select batch of only 300 barrels.” I have no idea if there’s another select batch of 300 barrels or what.

Heads up. This stuff is strong. 7.4% ABV. The beer pours with a deep gold body and a thin white head and has an aroma of vanilla and spices. The flavour has hops and vanilla in it. The finish is simply the taste carrying on for a long time but does have an element of spiciness to it.  I’m normally wary of special Innis & Gunn releases as they often have too much of something. This has a good level of balance, especially for such a strong beer.

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